Local Religious and Spiritual Organizations
There are a wide variety of local religious and spiritual organizations and locations across the Providence and particularly the College Hill community.
Brown RISD Hillel, the center for Jewish life on College Hill is an integral part of campus social, cultural, educational, and religious life. The Jewish community on College Hill prides itself on being pluralist and fluid.
Contact: Zo Baker
Brown-RISD Muslim Life/Muslim Student Association
Brown-RISD Muslim Life offers opportunitis for Muslims worship, study, and build fellowship, and for those interested in Islam to learn and engage with Muslims. The Muslim Life program is housed in the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life at Brown University.
Contact: Imam Amir Toft
College Hill Buddhists for Peace
College Hill Buddhists for Peace is an affiliate of Brown's Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life. The organization promotes the Nichiren Buddhism (a Mahayana school based on the Lotus Sutra) and its humanistic values of peace, culture and education. We are associated with Soka Gakkai International SGI, the world's largest lay Buddhist organization and a non-governmental organization (NGO) of the United Nations.
Contact: Alvin Huang
Brown-RISD Catholic Community
The Brown-RISD Catholic Community (BRCC) serves the students of Brown University and the Rhode Island (RISD). The BRCC's purpose is to offer students opportunities to encounter Jesus Christ and to broaden their appreciation of their Catholic faith.
Contact: Friar Edmund McCullough, O.P.
Baha'i Faith at Brown
Members of the Baha'i Faith encourage and welcome people of all spiritual backgrounds (including nothing at all). Baha'is believe that all the world's religions come from the same source, and that all people can be welcome into the activties of a worldwide grassroots community-building effort.
Contact: Paul Smith
Harmonizing Grace Gospel Choir
The Harmonizing Grace Gospel Choir is a no audition musical group on campus that invites students from all programs to participate--all levels and experience welcome! Harmonizing Grace is Brown's only Gospel Choir Rehearsal is on Sundays at 5 pm, held in Manning Chapel. For those interested, the choir sings for the 6 pm Ecumenical Protestant Worship service.
Organization Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Branch Christian Fellow
The Branch is a Protestant Christian fellowship serving the campuses of Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design. The Branch is a place to grow as a Christian, engage and meet believers and non-believers alike, and discuss the Word as it applies to our lives as college students.